9th Installation Ceremony

Celebrating endings for they precede new beginnings

Last year RACSLIIT Diary began with the hope of “Aspiring Eminence” and concluded with many achievements. Even though we faced various challenges throughout the year, we took our club to a greater level. 

We stepped into the 9th year of the Rotaract club of SLIIT on the 22nd of January 2022. The event marked the beginning of a new generation as Rtr. President Nimsara Fernando and his Board of Officials for the Rotaract Year 2021-22 took office “To Enrich with Service.” The 9th Installation Ceremony of Rotaract Club of SLIIT was held at the Disaster Management Auditorium – Colombo 07 from 10 am onwards. We managed to have a physical installation ceremony by following all the necessary safety precautions and obeying the health guidelines.

The Head Table

The Installation Ceremony commenced with the arrival of distinguished invitees, followed by the lighting of the traditional oil lamp. The Distinguish Invitees were,

  • Chief Guest – Representing the Management and Administration of SLIIT –Senior Manager Administration and HR, Mr. Panduka Mallawarachchi
  • Guest of Honor – The President of Rotary Club of Baththaramulla 2021-22 – Rtn. Keerthi Jayasinghe
  • District Rotaract Chair – Rtn. Paul Harris Fellow Marshad Barry
  • District Rotaract Representative – Rtn. Rtr. Past President Akhila Wijethunge
  • District Guide Club Coordinator for the year 2021-22 – Rtr. Kasun Ranathunga 
  • District Guide Club Coordinator for the year 2020-21 – Rtn. Rtr. Methmi Pinnagoda 
  • Staff Advisor – Dr. Kalpani Manathunga
  • Past President – Rtr. Duleesha Waidyarathna
  • Chief Technical Officer of OREL IT – Mr. Sameera Abeysinghe

The event proceeded with Rotaract formalities and the welcome speech by Project Co-Chairperson Rtr. Manisha Alwis. Next up was the moment to go back in time to relive the memories of the Rotaract Year 2020-21 with the Secretary’s Report presented by Rtr. Vinuri Galagoda, Secretary 2020-21. The Outgoing President Rtr. Keheliya Rajaguru was invited to address the gathering and his beloved members for one last time, and his speech captivated the heartwarming reflections of the previous year. He thanked each of his board members, his parents, and everyone who helped him take the club to greater heights during his tenure.

Lighting of the oil lamp

The most awaited and remarkable moment of the day arrived, which was the official handing over of the club to the Incoming President Rtr. Nimsara Fernando for the year 2021-22. Rtr. President Nimsara Fernando addressed the gathering, and he continued by introducing his Board of Officials for the year. 

Board of Officials

  • Immediate Past President – Rtr. Keheliya Rajaguru
  • Vice President – Rtr. Lathushanan Koneswara
  • Secretary – Rtr. Randima Fernando
  • Assistant Secretary – Rtr. Manisha Alwis
  • Treasurer – Rtr. Ishini Weerasingha
  • Co-Editors – Rtr. Ibraheem Rifthie & Rtr. Imesh Jayathilake
  • Sargent At Arms – Rtr. Banusha Jananga
  • Rotary Family Coordinator – Rtr. Mohomad Abraar
  • Club Services Directors – Rtr. Abirami Thanabalasundaram & Rtr. Sithum Gammanage
  • Community Services Directors – Rtr. Akash Fernando & Rtr. Samanthi De Silva 
  • International Services Directors – Rtr. Arshad Ayyub & Rtr. Kanchana Kristhombu
  • Professional Development Directors – Rtr. Senara Perera & Rtr. Shashini Hewadewa
  • IT Directors – Rtr. Johan Fernando & Rtr. Kavindu Viraj
  • PR Directors – Rtr. Eleesha Fernando & Rtr. Sewwandi Wickramasingha
  • Media Director – Rtr. Sriram Rajeswaran
  • Membership Development Director – Rtr. Anudi Wijerathne 
  • Sports Director – Rtr. Pasindu Wannisingha

Team Leaders

Rtr. Ajesh Krish
Rtr. Akhila Rathgama
Rtr. Anuji Karunaratne
Rtr. Dinal Siriwardana
Rtr. Ishma Senaweera
Rtr. Kavindu Githmin
Rtr. Mayumi Hasunika
Rtr. Mohomed Mushkeer
Rtr. Oneli Wijeroopa
Rtr. Supuni Widanagama

Rotaract Formalities

After the induction of the Board of Officials, a message from the DRR, Rtn. Rtr. PP Akhila Wijethunga was shared as he could not attend physically due to unfortunate circumstances. Then the audience was addressed by the Chief Guest –Senior Manager Administration and HR of SLIIT, Mr. Panduka Mallawarachchi, Guest of Honor – The President of Rotary Club of Battaramulla 2021-22 – Rtn. Keerthi Jayasinghe and Chief Technical Officer of OREL IT – Mr. Sameera Abeysinghe. The audience seemed a bit bored with all the speeches, and we welcomed Rtr. Channuka Devnindu to entertain the audience. 

The Outgoing President did not forget to appreciate both his board of officials and the general members who worked hard during his period. The Incoming President thanked all the dignitaries for their presence by distributing tokens of appreciation and the floor was open for felicitations. With all the heartiest congratulations and best wishes, the 9th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of SLIIT came to an end with the Vote of Thanks by the Secretary for the Rotaract Year 2021-22, Rtr. Randima Fernando. 

Address by outgoing President Rtr. Keheliya Rajaguru

එය නවාරම්භයකට පෙරාතුව වන අවසන් සැමරැමයි

පසුගිය වසරේ RACSLIIT දිනපොත “විශිෂ්තත්වයේ අභිලාෂය” බලාපොරොත්තුවෙන් ආරම්භ වූ අතර ජයග්‍රහණය රැසක් සමගින් අවසන් විය. වසර පුරාවටම විවිධ අභියෝග වලට මුහුණ දී, අපි අප සමාජය තවත් ඉහල තැනකට ගෙන ගියහ.

 රොටරැක්ට් සමාජයේ නමවන වසරට පා තැබුම සිදු වූයේ 2022 ජනවාරි මස විසිදෙවනිදාය. 2021-22 Rotaract වර්ෂය සදහා සභාපති Rtr. නිම්සර ප්‍රනාන්දු සහ ඔහුගේ නිලධාරි මණ්ඩලය වැඩ භාරගැනීමත් සමගම සාරවත් මෙහෙවරක් කිරිම අරමුණු කර ගනිමින් නව පරපුරක ආරම්භය සනිටුහන් විය. SLIIT Rotaract club හි නවවන ස්ථාපනය පෙරවරු 10ට කොළඹ 10 ආපදා කළමනාකරණ ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේ දී පැවැත්විනි. අවශ්‍ය සියලුම ආරක්‍ෂිත පූර්වෝපායයන් අනුගමනය කරමින් සහ සෞඛ්‍ය මාර්ගෝපදේශවලට අවනත වෙමින් භෞතික ස්ථාපන උත්සවයක් පැවැත්වීමට අපි සමත් විය. 

සම්භාවනීය ආරාධිත අමුත්තන්ගේ පැමිණීමෙන් අනතුරුව සාම්ප්‍රදායික ලෙස පොල්තෙල්  පහන දැල්වීමෙන් අනතුරුව  ස්ථාපන උත්සවය ආරම්භ විය. සම්භාවනීය ආරාධිතයන් වූයේ,    

Address by Incoming President Rtr. Nimsara Fernando

ව්‍යාපෘති සම සභාපතිනි Rtr. Manisha Alwis මහත්මියගේ පිළිගැනීමේ කතාව හා Rotaract විධානය සහිතව උත්සවය පැවැත්විණි. 2020-21 ලේකම් Rtr. Vinuri Galagoda විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද ලේකම් වාර්තාව සමග 2021-21 රොටරැක්ට් වර්ෂයේ මතකයන් නැවත ආවර්ජනය වීම සිදුවිය. නික්මයන සභාපති Rtr. Keheliya Rajaguru හට අවසන් වරට රැස් සිටි පිරිස සහ ඔහුගේ ආදරණීය සාමාජිකයන් ඇමතිමට ආරාධනා කරන අතර, ඔහුගේ කතාව පසුගිය වසරේ හද උණුසුම් කරවන සුළු ආවර්ජනය සිත් ඇදගන්නා සුලු විය. ඔහු තම සේවා කාලය තුළ සමාජය තවත් ඉහලට ගෙන යාමට උදව් කළ ඔහුගේ අධ්‍යක්ෂක මණ්ඩලය අධ්‍යක්ෂක මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයින්ට ඔහුගේ දෙගුරැන් සහ සැමට ස්තුති කලේය. 

දිනයේ වඩාත් බලා සිටි, කැපී පෙනෙනු මොහොත වන 2021-22 වසර සඳහා නවක සභාපති Rtr. Nimsara Fernando වෙත සාමාජය නිල ලෙස භාරදීම සිදු විය. Rtr.  Nimsara Fernando උත්සව සභාව ඇමතූ අතර වසර සඳහා තම නිලධාරි මණ්ඩලය හඳුන්වා දෙමින් ඔහු තවදුරටත් කතා කළේය.

Official handing over of the club to the Incoming President Rtr. Nimsara Fernando

නිලධාරි මණ්ඩලය  හඳුන්වා දීමෙන් පසුව, DRR, වෙතින් පනිවිඩයක් ලබා දුනි. Rtr. PP. Akila Wijethunga ට භෞතික ලෙස සහභාගී වීමට නොහැකි විය. අනතුරැව ප්‍රධාන ආරාධිත අමුත්තා වූ SLIIT හී ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ කළමනාකාර පරිපාලන හා මානව සම්පත් අධ්‍යක්ෂ ගෞරවනීය ආරාධිත අමුත්තා වූ පණ්ඩුක මල්ලවආරච්චි මහතා, 2021-22 බත්තරමුල්ල රොටරි සමාජයේ සභාපති – Rtn. කීර්ති ජයසිංහ සහ OREL IT හි ප්‍රධාන තාක්ෂණික නිලධාරී – සමීර අබේසිංහ මහතා දේශනයන් ඉදිරිපත් කලහ. සියලුම දේශන ප්‍රේක්ෂකයන්ට තරමක් කම්මැලි වූ බවක් පෙනෙන්නට තිබූ අතර, ප්‍රේක්ෂකයින් විනෝදාස්වාදය සඳහා අපි Rtr. චන්නුක දෙව්නිඳු  හට ආරාධනා කළෙමු.

තම පාලන කාලය තුළ වෙහෙස මහන්සි වී වැඩ කළ තම නිලධාරී මණ්ඩලය සහ සාමාන්‍ය සාමාජිකයන් යන දෙපාර්ශ්වයම අගය කිරීමට ද නික්ම ගිය සභපතිවරයා අමතක නොකළේය. පැමිණ සිටි සියලුම සම්භාවනීය අමුත්තන් ඇගයීමේ සංකේත බෙදා දෙමින් පැමිණෙන සභාපතිතුමා ඔවුන්ට ස්තූතිය පුද කළ අතර උපහාර උත්සව සඳහා ද විවෘත විය. 2021-22 Rotaract වර්ෂය සඳහා ලේකම් Rtr. Randima Fernando ගේ ස්තුතිය ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමත් සමඟ SLIIT හි Rotaract Club හි 9 වැනි ස්ථාපන උත්සවය හෘදයාංගම සුබ පැතුම් සහ සුභ පැතුම් සමඟින් අවසන් විය.

Address by DRR Rtn. Rtr. PP Akhila Wijethunga

கடந்த ஆண்டு RACSLIIT நாட்குறிப்பு, “Aspiring Eminence” என்ற நம்பிக்கையுடன் தொடங்கி பல சாதனைகளுடன் முடிந்தது. நாங்கள் ஆண்டு முழுவதும் பல்வேறு சவால்களை எதிர்கொண்டாலும், நாங்கள் எங்கள் சங்கத்தை ஒரு உயர்ந்த நிலைக்கு கொண்டு சென்றோம். 

ஜனவரி 22, 2022 அன்று SLIIT இன் Rotaract club ஆனது தனது 9வது ஆண்டில் அடியெடுத்து வைத்தது. 2021-22 ரொட்ராக்ட் ஆண்டிற்கான தலைவர் Rtr.நிம்சரா பெர்னாண்டோ மற்றும் அவரது அதிகாரிகள் குழு பதவியேற்றதன் மூலம் புதிய தலைமுறையின் தொடக்கமாக இந்நிகழ்வு அமைந்தது.  SLIIT இன் Rotaract Club இன் 9வது நிறுவல் விழா கொழும்பு 07 – அனர்த்த முகாமைத்துவ கேட்போர் கூடத்தில் காலை 10 மணி முதல் நடைபெற்றது. தேவையான அனைத்து பாதுகாப்பு முன்னெச்சரிக்கைகளையும் பின்பற்றுவதன் மூலமும், சுகாதார வழிகாட்டுதல்களுக்குக் கீழ்ப்படிவதன் மூலமும் இவ்விழாவை சிறப்பாக நடத்தினோம்.

A song by Rtr. Channuka Devnindu

பிரதம விருந்தினர்களின் வருகையுடன் நிறுவல் விழா தொடங்கியது, அதைத் தொடர்ந்து பாரம்பரிய எண்ணெய் விளக்கு பிரதம விருந்தினர்களால் ஏற்றப்பட்டது. 

ரோட்ராக்ட் சம்பிரதாயங்கள் மற்றும் திட்ட இணைத் தலைவர் Rtr இன் வரவேற்பு உரையுடன் நிகழ்வு தொடர்ந்தது. செயலாளர் Rtr.மனிஷா அல்விஸ் வழங்கிய  அறிக்கையுடன் 2020-21 ரோட்ராக்ட் ஆண்டின் நினைவுகளை மீண்டும் நினைவுபடுத்தும் தருணம் அடுத்ததாக இருந்தது. வினுரி கலகொட, செயலாளர் 2020-21. பதவி விலகும் தலைவர் Rtr. கெஹலிய ராஜகுரு இறுதியாக தனது அன்பான உறுப்பினர்களுக்கு உரையாற்ற அழைக்கப்பட்டார், மேலும் அவரது உரை முந்தைய ஆண்டின் இதயத்தைத் தூண்டும் பிரதிபலிப்பாக இருந்ததுடன் அனைவரையும் அவரின் உரை கவர்ந்தது. அவர் தனது நிர்வாகக் குழு உறுப்பினர்கள், அவரது பெற்றோர்கள் மற்றும் தனது பதவிக்காலத்தில் கிளப்பை மேலும் உயரத்திற்கு கொண்டு செல்ல உதவிய அனைவருக்கும் நன்றி தெரிவித்தார்.

Vote of Thanks by Incoming Secretary Rtr. Randima Fernando

நாளின் மிகவும் எதிர்பார்க்கப்பட்ட மற்றும் குறிப்பிடத்தக்க தருணம் வந்துதது, இது 2021-22 ஆம் ஆண்டிற்கான வரவிருக்கும் தலைவர் Rtr.நிம்சரா பெர்னாண்டோவிடம் கிளப்பை அதிகாரப்பூர்வமாக கையளித்தது. சங்கத்தின் ஜனாதிபதி நிம்சரா பெர்னாண்டோ கூட்டத்தில் உரையாற்றியதுடன், வருடத்திற்கான தனது உத்தியோகபூர்வ சபையை அறிமுகப்படுத்தி தொடர்ந்து உரையாற்றினார். 

அதிகாரிகள் சபையின் உள்வாங்கலுக்குப் பிறகு, துரதிர்ஷ்டவசமான சூழ்நிலைகளால் உடல் ரீதியாக கலந்துகொள்ள முடியாததால், DRR, Rtn Rtr. PP அகில விஜேதுங்கவிடமிருந்து ஒரு செய்தி பகிரப்பட்டது. பின்னர் பார்வையாளர்களுக்கு பிரதம அதிதியாக உரையாற்றினார் – SLIIT இன் சிரேஷ்ட முகாமையாளர் மற்றும் மனிதவள முகாமையாளர் திருபண்டுக மல்லவாராச்சி, கெளரவ விருந்தினர் – பத்தரமுல்ல ரோட்டரி கழகத்தின் தலைவர் 2021-22 – Rtn. கீர்த்தி ஜயசிங்க மற்றும் OREL IT இன் பிரதம தொழில்நுட்ப அதிகாரி திரு. சமீர அபேசிங்க. அனைத்துப் பேச்சுக்களிலும் பார்வையாளர்கள் சற்றே சலிப்படைந்ததாகத் தோன்றியது, பார்வையாளர்களை மகிழ்விக்க Rtr.சன்னுகா தேவிந்துவை நாங்கள் வரவேற்றோம்.

Felicitations

பதவி விலகும் சங்க ஜனாதிபதி அவர்கள் தனது ஆட்சிக் காலத்தில் கடுமையாக உழைத்த தனது அதிகாரிகள் குழுவையும் பொது உறுப்பினர்களையும் பாராட்ட மறக்கவில்லை. வருகை தந்த சங்க ஜனாதிபதி அவர்கள், வருகைதந்த அனைத்து முக்கியஸ்தர்களுக்கும் பாராட்டு டோக்கன்களை விநியோகித்து நன்றி தெரிவித்தார். அனைத்து மனமார்ந்த வாழ்த்துகள் மற்றும் ஆசியுடன், 2021-22 ரோட்ராக்ட் ஆண்டிற்கான செயலாளரான ரந்திமா பெர்னாண்டோவின் நன்றியுரையுடன் SLIIT Rotaract Club இன் 9வது நிறுவல் விழா நிறைவு பெற்றது.

Penned By: Rtr. Anuji Karunaratne (Team Leader 2021-22)

Edited, translated and published by: RACSLIIT Editorial Team 2021-22

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